Columbia University, based in New York, NY offers a fully funded PhD in Art History and Archaeology. The doctoral degree is offered in a wide range of fields from Ancient West Asian (Near Eastern) art and archaeology to contemporary art and critical theory. About fifteen students are accepted each year for the PhD program. All admitted students receive full funding, including tuition and stipend. Standard fellowships are for five years and involve teaching or other types of department service during at least three of the five years.